Hodonín

Hodonín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦodoɲiːn]; German: Göding) is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 24,000 inhabitants. It lies on the Morava River, on the border with Slovakia.

Hodonín
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Hodonín
Flag
Coat of arms of Hodonín
Coat of arms
Hodonín is located in Czech Republic
Hodonín
Hodonín
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 17°7′57″E / 48.84889°N 17.13250°E / 48.84889; 17.13250Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 17°7′57″E / 48.84889°N 17.13250°E / 48.84889; 17.13250
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictHodonín
Founded11th century
Government
 • MayorLibor Střecha
Area
 • Total63.31 km2 (24.44 sq mi)
Elevation
167 m (548 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total24,385
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
695 01
Websitewww.hodonin.eu

Administrative partsEdit

Hodonín is made up of only one administrative part.

HistoryEdit

Hodonín was first mentioned in 1046. In 1228 it became a town. During the Thirty Years' War the town was severely damaged and the population decreased. In 18th century a local castle was rebuilt to a tobacco factory, whose production helped repopulate the town.[2]

EconomyEdit

In the vicinity of the town there is an oil field and a stratum of lignite, which was formerly transported to the town of Otrokovice, a few kilometers from the city of Zlín, by the Baťa Canal, which was built by the Czech entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa and now operates as a tourist attraction.

DemographyEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18695,202—    
18806,512+25.2%
18908,482+30.3%
190010,233+20.6%
191012,197+19.2%
192113,200+8.2%
193014,793+12.1%
195013,572−8.3%
YearPop.±%
196118,021+32.8%
197020,863+15.8%
198025,485+22.2%
199128,230+10.8%
200127,361−3.1%
201124,961−8.8%
202124,385−2.3%
Source: Historical lexicon of municipalities of the Czech Republic[3]

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Hodonín is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 30 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Stručně z historie Hodonína". hodonin.eu (in Czech). Město Hodonín. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2011 – Okres Hodonín" (in Czech). Czech Statistical Office. 21 December 2015. pp. 1–2.
  4. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Hodonín. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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